Frequently Asked Questions

How should I select a Mentor?

The Mentor should be someone who can provide guidance and feedback in a manner that allows the Scholar to grow in his or her leadership capacity.  Scholars should select an individual not currently employed at their institution. You may find that a senior leader, your Sigma chapter, or individuals from professional organizations could refer a Mentor to you.

If you are a Sigma member, you can visit the Career Mentoring and Coaching Program. Under the Career Mentoring tab click enroll to complete a search for a Mentor.

Should I interview Mentor candidates?

If the Scholar does not have a prior relationship with the Mentor, it may be helpful to interview several possible candidates to determine whether there is a good fit between the Mentor’s expertise and the Scholar’s needs.

What if my Mentor cannot attend the workshops or Convention? 

It is essential that the selected Mentor attend both workshops and Convention. If he or she is not available, a different Mentor must be selected.

Should I work with my academic administrator in the development of my Academy application and leadership project summary?

By involving the academic administrator in the development of the Academy application and leadership project summary, he or she will gain an awareness of the time and support that will be required for successful participation in the Academy. This understanding and support should be reflected in the letter of support.

Who should submit the application?

The Scholar will complete and submit the application. The Scholar should work with his or her Mentor on the application submission.

May I send an email or fax the application?

All applications must be submitted via the online application system. []

Will participants receive continuing nursing education credit for completion of the Academy?

Scholars and Mentors will receive continuing education for their attendance and completion of evaluations for Workshops I and II.

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Applications accepted through 30 June 2018.

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